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Italian Invasion Of Greece 1940-41: Part One

The Julia Alpini Division on the march into battle.

The Italian invasion of Greece was made in such an unfathomably rushed and off-handed manner and based on little more than anger, greed, poor assumptions, and ignorance.

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A Capua Sailor: Osvaldo Conti

Osvaldo Conti

Due to his serious injuries, he was no longer able to join his fellow soldiers advancing towards the adversary. He continued providing cover and firing rounds towards the adversary, never breaking away from his machine gun until he was mortally hit on the head.

Invasion of Albania (1939)

The Italian invasion force was built of ad hoc assembled units. It took the name of “Expeditionary Corps OMT” under command of General Guzzoni.

Prewar Years

King Zog and Ciano

Mussolini was well aware that Chancellor Dollfuss was murdered by Nazi operatives. He then made two bold steps. He ordered Italian troops mobilized on the Austrian border and sent a wire telegram to Austria promising Italy’s help in the defense of her independence.

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